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Wamiq Farooq killing case
SC asks J&K to place SIT findings on record
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: The Supreme Court has asked the state government to place on record the outcome of Special Investigation Team (SIT) findings in Wamiq Farooq killing case within six weeks. On May 10 this year, a Srinagar court had issued fresh non bail able warrants against two accused cops allegedly involved in lobbing a tear smoke shell that had allegedly hit amiq Farooq, a 7th standard student, on January 31, 2010 resulting into his on-spot...
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Mufti promises new eco-political beginning for J&K in 2015
‘Seeks mandate to determine change of direction, not just change of Govt'
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: Seeking a strong and decisive mandate for his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the upcoming assembly elections offer a historic opportunity for laying out the process of rebuilding a politically stable and economically sustainable Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a party convention in Shopian assembly constituency here, Mufti said the people of Jammu and Kashmir, more than ever before,...
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Lal Chowk traders protest, seek relief
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: Traders in Lal Chowk today staged a sit in near Ghanta Ghar to press for their demands including international aid for their rehabilitation. Scores of traders under the banner Traders Rehabilitation Forum, held a sit in and started shouting slogans against what they called apathy of the government towards flood victims especially traders and businessmen. As a result of the strike, authorities had to divert all the traffic to ...
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‘Real King’ photos go viral on social networking site
JAMMU, Oct 29 (Agencies): The son of a top Jammu and Kashmir Police Officer has posted a series of photographs on ‘Instagram’ that show his father’s apparent abuse of power. The photographs have gone viral on social networking sites, evoking angry reactions. The said IPS officer in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday denied the genuineness of pictures that have gone viral on the social media. His son said the photos were “misinterpreted”. One of the p...
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Vote decisively for Cong: Azad
JAMMU, Oct 29: Expressing confidence that the people of Chenab valley would vote decisively and wisely in favour of Congress party, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Chief Minister in J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said that the voice from this region would become the voice of the people of the state. He said that this was a historic opportunity for the people of Chenab Valley to assert themselves and retain their importance i...
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BJP manifesto
J&K to be renamed as Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh
Bats for resident status for children of daughters married outside
JAMMU, Oct 29: To achieve its Mission 44 plus this assembly election, Bharatiya Janta Party manifesto committee will lure the voters with the promise to rechristen the state of Jammu and Kashmir as State of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, if voted to power besides batting for resident status for the children of daughters married outside the state. By inserting these promises in its manifesto, the party is aiming at killing two birds with one stone. ...
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‘Pak will not contact India for talks’
ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (Agencies): Pakistan would not ask India to start a dialogue after it unilaterally cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks, a top Pakistani official said today. Since India called off talks, it was its responsibility to reach out to Pakistan for start of any negotiations, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, told BBC Urdu in an interview. The talks scheduled between the Foreign Secretaries...
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Pak lodges protest over civilian death
ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (Agencies): Pakistan today lodged a protest with India over alleged cross border firing that killed an elderly man, the Foreign Office said. The 70-year-old civilian was killed yesterday in Rawlakot sector in shelling by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC), the Foreign Office said. Pakistan has lodged a protest with India through diplomatic channels over the casualty, "caused due to indiscriminate firing by the Ind...
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Modi doesn’t want to help Kashmiris: Aiyar
‘His visit’s focus was Siachen, not flood victims’
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Wednesday said that flood hit people of Kashmir should not expect any relief and respite from the Prime Minister of India Narender Modi as according to him, being the Muslim dominated area, he (Modi) didn’t like people of Kashmir and he had no sympathy for them. Quoting Aiyar, a Srinagar based news agency CNS, said that Modi had sympathy for the people of other states of India but car...
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PIL on ‘fraudulent’ selection of ISM pharmacists
HC to constitute new division bench
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: In a rare instance, a division bench of the High Court has shown disability to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the “fraudulent selection” of pharmacists in Indian System of Medicine (ISM) for the reason that one of the two judges (Justice A M Magrey) had represented the government in the same issue prior to his elevation as a judge. As the matter came up for hearing today, Justice Magrey refused to hear the ...
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Cong to contest all seats: Ambika
JAMMU, Oct 29: Asserting that Congress will fight all the 87 seats in Jammu and Kashmir, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni today said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will be star campaigners for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. "We are fighting all the seats again hoping to form the government in the state," Soni said. She further said that Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Man...
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Cong releases first list for J&K
JAMMU, Oct 29: The Congress on Wednesday released its first list of candidates for Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls. With party stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad, former chief minister, not contesting from his hometown Bhaderwah constituency, fuelling speculation he may not contest polls. Advertisement The party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry released the fifteen names from New Delhi out of 87 seats it is contesting from. While Abdul Majeed Wan...
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3 militants killed in Handwara encounter
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: Army today claimed to have killed three foreign militants in an ongoing encounter in Handwara. Giving details, a defence spokesman said three AK-47 rifles and a large amount of warlike stores was recovered from the encounter site. “This group was eliminated in the higher reaches of Wadarbala forest. Due to the dense forest the visibility is highly limited, further restricted by the heavy rain and dense fog. The group was car...
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HC administration staff promotions
JAMMU, Oct 29 (JNF): Registrar General of J&K High Court Suresh Kumar Sharma today promoted two Deputy Registrars as Joint Registrars, three Assistant Registrars-I as Deputy Registrars and 4 Assistant Registrar-II as Assistant Registrar-I. According to order number 459 dated October 29, 2014, Azad Ahmed Wani and Ghulam Ahmad Parrey Deputy Registrar (Adm.) are promoted as Joint Registrars, Satish Kumar, Permod Kumar and Nisar Ahmed Malik Assista...
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Cartoon Corner
Sham kick starts election campaign in Akhnoor
AKHNOOR, Oct 29: Senior Congress leader and Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma kick started the election campaign in his home constituency Akhnoor and addressed three well attended public meetings at Kotli Tanda, Gurah Talab and Kandi. Seeking support for him, Sham asked the people to vote for Congress party which he said was symbol of peace, unity, prosperity, mutual brotherhood and development of the state. He said C...
> BSP-B state president not to contest from Bhaderwah
> DCC reconstituted
> Bhalessa PDP delegation called upon Sheikh Mehboob Iqbal
> EMD inaugurates new world Class Facility
> Govt’s usual trumpet ‘will repair soon’
Pressing hard to get memorandum approved: Vyas
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: A day after Kashmir Chamber of Commerce claimed that that the government was indifferent towards the problems of flood hit traders and people, secretary Finance to Government of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday said that a memorandum had already been submitted to Government of India while state government was pressing hard to get that memorandum approved and sanctioned. Kashmir Chamber of Commerce president Ashiq Hussain had claim...
> SDM Tangmarg reviews Muharram arrangements
> Rather-Lone inaugurate Model Govt Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief
> Delegation led by Zahid Ali meets Governor
> Drug & Food Control squad destroys, confiscates flood hit essential commodities
> CA&PD books 14 shopkeepers
Cult of xenophobia
The undeserved media hype over the unverified and unauthenticated reports of accounts of politicians and businessmen in Swiss banks, with media channels racing with each other to throw in names and the BJP led government shying from officially releasing a list on the pretext that "it would embarrass Congress" could only be strategically timed. It comes at a time when a locality of the country's capital has just witnessed one of the worst communa...
> A drop in ocean
> The conjurer's Nirma act on political horizon - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> A challenge post-floods
> Modi's Diwali cracker
> Flood prevention plan
Kashmir's elections and elitist discourse
By Adfar Shah
My own commitment to understanding the social and political phenomena in Kashmir has been fundamentally shaped by the very identity of belonging to the State. The first observation which needs to be highlighted is simply that the haste for conducting elections in Kashmir despite a massive disaster is nothing but the result of ego-politics and based on political motives. Belonging to a remote hamlet 'Watlar' of central Kashmir (which is still a h...
> Be Patient..! - By Robert Clements
> An emerging new social coalition? - By Praful Bidwai
> Converging welfare schemes to give women a chance - By Annapurna Jha
> Patenting drugs based on Asian tradition - By Edward Hammond
> Who's afraid of India's meek Muslims? - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
My escape from the fury - II
By Malaika Masood
Desperation When science doesn't work, prayers do. I bowed my head before Him who sent his wrath upon us. I knew he wanted to remind us to remember him and stray from wrong. The people were blindfolded by gluttony, abhorrence, and vice. They lived in their virtual worlds full of pleasure. They craved for what was appealing. Their deeds of transgression were callous. As I bowed before Almighty Allah, I asked him to forgive us, his creation, o...
> Hounded minorities: From Muzaffarabad to Trilokpuri - By Humra Quraishi
> Bhagalpur riots: 25 years on - II - By Dr. Suresh Khairnar
> Count-down to Indian Army landing in Kashmir - By Abdul Majid Zargar
> "Bananas" followed by "Peanuts" - By M. Ashraf
> The deluge of 2014 - By Latif Nanda
Shun rigidity
Dear Editor, The governments of India and Pakistan should resolve the border firing issue once and for all in the wider interest of border population of both the countries. The persons at the helm of affairs in both the countries should rigidity and start discussion with each other so that border inhabitants may have safe and sound life. Border inhabitants are living under continuous fear of loss of their life and property. The state and ce...
> Tackling menace of corruption in the state
> Govt yet to tackle power cuts problems
> Welcome DoPT circular
> Declare holiday on Vishvakarma Puja day
> Promote organic vegetable cultivation
All foreign bank accounts will be assessed by March 2015: AG
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 (Agencies): With the Centre submitting a list of 627 account holders in foreign banks to Supreme Court in the blackmoney case, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today said that the deadline for investigation under the Income Tax Act into these accounts is March 31, 2015. He said that the court directed that the sealed envelope with the names be given to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and also allowed the Centre to put its "...
> Modi govt cannot be relied upon on Black Money Issue: CPI(M)
> Centre may opt for fresh polls in Delhi if no party norms govt: Home Ministry
> Haryana CM allocates portfolios, Captain Abhimanyu gets Finance
> YSRCP activist held for Facebook post on Cyclone Hudhud
> SC slams govt for failure to clean Ganga, gives power to NGT
First hearing under new Judge held
LAHORE, Oct 29 (Agencies): The first hearing under the eighth anti-terrorism court judge appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks took place today with three witnesses deposing in the case. The three witnesses were produced in court in connection with Ajmal Kasab's statement and another attacker Imran Babar's identification as a Pakistani citizen. The prosecution presented the three witnesses...
> Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pak
> Britain hands over last base to Afghan forces, ends 13-yr war
> Afghan Mullah jailed for 20-yrs for raping 10-yr-old
> Netaji Deputy, Nehru aide was Soviet spy: British Documents
> Egypt terror attacks kill 31 soldiers, injures 26
MDU Rohtak enters quarterfinal
JAMMU, Oct 29: MDU Rohtak today made way for the semifinal beating University of Delhi in the ongoing North Zone Inter university badminton championship 2014-15 played at JU Campus here. The matches were played under the supervision of Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu at Gymnasium Hall today. The matches were officiated by Krishan Gopal (Chief Referee), Jyoti Rajput, Shakeel Ahme...
> Asian Games medalists of Indian Army felicitated
> BGSBU's volleyball team leaves for North Zone Cup
> Pir Panjal Knights Premier League sports event organised
> Inter-Distt State Level Marshal Arts competition concludes
> Sri Lanka's senior women players invited to probe sex scandal
Centre gives list of 627 account holders to SC
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 (Agencies): Complying with its directions, the Centre today gave to the Supreme Court a list of 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, in which tax probe for suspected blackmoney has to be completed by March next year. The documents containing correspondence with French authorities, names of the account holders and the status report of the probe conducted so far in black money cases were submitted in separate seal...
> HDFC Bank results for the Quarter and Half Year ended
> EMD Inaugurates new world class facility
> Big oil discovery made near Ahmedabad
> FTAs not hurting domestic manufacturing: Commerce ministry
> Join 'Make in India' initiative, Prez tells Norwegian companies
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